Blue is a Georgia, US-based manufacturer of high-end competition cycles with a growing reputation on the road and in triathon and the RC8 is the mainstay of the Blue road bike range.
Just arrived at RCUK’s door, the machine wears SRAM Red componentry, rolls on HED Ardennes wheels shod with the popular and robust if not especially zippy Vittoria Diamante Pro rubber and features bars, stem and seatpost by Aerus, the company that supplies the frame tubing, lugs and fork.
The construction method uses lugs and tubes in proven fashion, the tubes and lugs themselves being made using Aerus Composites T700 HM carbon-fibre while the fork is an Aerus Composites C4SL with carbon dropouts.
It is nicely finished throughout and, judging by a 200-yard spin around the nearest car park, steers sweetly with a relaxed feel to the front end and a reasonable dose of shock damping at the back. (There are potholes in the Tarmac…)
More soon on RCUK but, until then, price for the complete bike as shown is £4199 and for frame, fork and headset £1349.